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Alonso Duralde

Alonso Duralde

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
46% The Gambler (2014) " It's no mystery why actors and directors want to relive the magic of American studio movies from the fabled 1970s, but if you're not going to take the risks that the originals did, or illuminate as much about the characters, why redo them at all? " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 11, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) " Still very much a Hunger Games movie, yes, but it calls to mind smart political comedies like Wag the Dog and Tanner '88 as well. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 10, 2014
84% Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2014) " Delivers adrenaline, chutzpah, and fake blood by the bucket-load, continually confounding audience expectations while offering up a twisted valentine to moviemaking in general and the disappearing medium of 35mm film in particular. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 7, 2014
90% A Most Violent Year (2015) " Just when we're settling into the film being a Lumet-ian character-driven drama, Chandor will, on more than one occasion, organically segue to an adrenaline-packed truck chase that's as exciting as any big action-movie moment of recent memory. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 6, 2014
17% A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) " Even with a powerhouse ensemble that includes Williams, Joel McHale, Candice Bergen, Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Clark Duke, and Tim Heidecker, there are almost no Friggin' laughs to be found. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 5, 2014
95% Nightcrawler (2014) " A riveting character study, but also an unsettling look at what the economy is doing to us as a society. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Nov 3, 2014
86% Goodbye to Language 3D (2014) " It's like someone gave Godard a list of everything you're not supposed to do in a 3D movie, and he did every one of them. Which is why he's a genius. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Nov 2, 2014
41% Horns (2014) " Strangely enough, in its thorough devotion to its premise, "Horns" winds up taking concepts of good and evil, god and the devil, and salvation and damnation more seriously than many of the so-called faith-based movies that have come out this year. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 30, 2014
100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) " It probably helps to have some background in Japanese folklore, but the movie is utterly gorgeous even if you don't. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Oct 27, 2014
72% Interstellar (2014) " May represent an apotheosis of sorts, as it illustrates the very best and the very worst of Nolan as a writer-director. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 27, 2014
72% Camp X-Ray (2014) " Has a great idea behind it - a young female soldier assigned guard duty at Guantanamo Bay forms a kinship with one of the incarcerated Muslims - but first-time writer-director Peter Sattler doesn't go anywhere interesting with that notion. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 24, 2014
98% Citizenfour (2014) " Citizenfour finds its strength in both the story and the telling: The information about government spying is chilling, of course, but the movie also gives us the opportunity to get to know the elusive Snowden. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 23, 2014
93% Force Majeure (2014) " Cinematographer Fredrik Wenzel and editor Jacob Secher Schulsinger play out long takes, allowing us to take in fleeting bits of information while also generating nervous laughter. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 23, 2014
7% Ouija (2014) " Given its double burden of being both a toy adaptation and a bloodless kiddie horror show, Ouija winds up being more fun than you might think, even if it's the sort of film you can't really take seriously for a second. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 23, 2014
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) " Sweet and sharp and exciting and hilarious, Big Hero 6 comes to the rescue of what's become a dreaded movie trope - the origin story - and launches the superhero tale to pleasurable new heights. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 23, 2014
77% Fury (2014) " A reminder that World War II was a hellhole, no matter how great the Andrew Sisters were. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Oct 20, 2014
2% Left Behind (2014) " The first movie made from this material was all about the Anti-Christ taking over the UN. This one's about landing a plane. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Oct 20, 2014
84% Listen Up Philip (2014) " If you've ever sat in a focus group and said, "I wish the characters were more likable," this is not the movie for you. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 16, 2014
88% Gone Girl (2014) " Thoroughly engrossing, even when it stops being logical. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Oct 13, 2014
82% The Book of Life (2014) " A visual feast in every frame. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 11, 2014
77% St. Vincent (2014) " So thoroughly artificial that the Coke Zero you bought in the lobby will look like a shot of wheatgrass juice by comparison. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 10, 2014
95% Whiplash (2014) " The editing (by Tom Cross) matches the film's jazz rhythms, up to and including a climactic drum solo that's more hold-your-breath suspenseful than a dozen superhero rooftop battles. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 10, 2014
62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) " These characters should have to suffer twice as many embarrassments if they want to earn all those adjectives in the title. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 5, 2014
61% The Equalizer (2014) " It gets sillier as it goes along, but it's never not entertaining. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 26, 2014
78% Kill the Messenger (2014) " The intent of the film, and its timeliness, are beyond reproach, but that doesn't make "Kill the Messenger" as stirring or inspiring of indignation as it clearly wants to be. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 26, 2014
92% Pride (2014) " Pride overstuffs itself with too many characters and too many subplots, but the impact of these musical moments, along with a stellar ensemble of actors, make this an effective feel-good movie about fighting the power. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 26, 2014
67% Space Station 76 (2014) " Daringly changes tone, and challenges expectation, without ever missing the beat. The acting and the design are consistently spot-on in their homage to the '70s, but it's smarter and deeper than the gag-fest you might expect. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Sep 21, 2014
41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) " This is where I roll my eyes and make a gagging noise. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Sep 21, 2014
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " Gets under your skin in a most effective way. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Sep 21, 2014
0% Reclaim (2014) " In any movie where good people are being scammed by nefarious ripoff artists, there's the potential moment where the protagonists become so stupid and trusting that you lose all sympathy for them. That moment occurs about midway through Reclaim " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 20, 2014
39% Tusk (2014) " It's not even that the film shifts wildly in tone as much as the fact that none of those tones work at all: the horror parts aren't scary and, surprisingly for Smith, the comedy bits aren't funny. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 16, 2014
67% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) " Adjust your documentary-watching gauge closer to Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and further away from "Werner Herzog discovers one of the last unspoiled places left on earth," and you'll have a perfectly enjoyable time. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 16, 2014
89% Wetlands (2014) " Shocking and outrageous -- but in the best way possible. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Sep 13, 2014
0% Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014) " To find fault with the Atlas Shrugged franchise because of its politics is like complaining about Birdemic because it gets the ornithology wrong. Why dwell on the details when there are giant, embarrassing flaws staring you in the face? " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 12, 2014
59% My Old Lady (2014) " The setup might seem familiar and charming, but this film's payoffs come from unexpected places and require an audience's willingness to travel down some dark and rocky paths. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 10, 2014
63% The Maze Runner (2014) " It's an intriguing premise, at first anyway, but the more we learn about Thomas and Teresa's shared nightmarish memories, and the closer the movie gets to its requisite "to be continued" climax, the less interesting it all seems. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 9, 2014
68% God Help the Girl (2014) " If, like me, you have a weakness for movies where people burst into song, this will be right up your alley " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Sep 9, 2014
79% The Theory of Everything (2014) " Hawking's innovations and refusal to subscribe to outdated modes of thinking merely underscore the utter conventionality of his film biography. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 8, 2014
89% The Drop (2014) " At one point during the press screening, in fact, I almost jotted down "watered-down Dennis Lehane" until I remembered that Lehane himself actually wrote this script, based on his short story "Animal Rescue." " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 5, 2014
7% The Identical (2014) " Connoisseurs of the most wonderfully terrible cinema need to run out and catch this one early and often. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 5, 2014
5.5/10 52% Frontera (2014) " The movie gets points for not being polemical, but they don't replace the polemics with anything interesting. " ‐ What the Flick?!
Posted Sep 4, 2014
75% The Boxtrolls (2014) " A surprisingly charmless and aimless movie from Laika Studios, who previously crafted the wonderfully dark Coraline and Paranorman, this latest venture seems destined to disturb young viewers while thoroughly boring their parents. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 30, 2014
51% The Humbling (2015) " Another Roth older man-younger woman story, and this one feels shockingly out-of-date, from its retro ideas about lesbians and trans people to the two-dimensional vampire that the talented Gerwig is being forced to play. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 30, 2014
42% Manglehorn (2015) " The low-key, dialed-down acting that Green has elicited from the frequently hammy Pacino - on the heels of Nicolas Cage's sensitive turn in Green's Joe - establishes the filmmaker as the go-to sponsor for members of Overactors Anonymous. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 30, 2014
92% 99 Homes " Bahrani (and co-writer Amir Naderi) want the audience to go to the dark side with them without losing their faith in the system. To anyone who has watched this crisis unfold over the last decade, it will feel like a cheat. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 29, 2014
93% Birdman (2014) " Both Hollywood and Broadway take their lumps in "Birdman," a compelling tale that's a backstage drama, a character piece, a stab at magical realism, and much more. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 27, 2014
70% What If (2014) " Doesn't redefine the rom-com, but it's a fine example of the genre. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Aug 20, 2014
44% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " This is Rodriguez's second sequel in a row in which he turns sex, violence and exploitation into an occasional for dullness. For a film loaded with decapitations and gun-toting ladies in bondage gear, Sin City gets really tedious really quickly. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 20, 2014
36% If I Stay (2014) " While many of the big moments of If I Stay can be easily dismissed, it's the little ones that elevate the film to at least mixed-bag status. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 19, 2014
80% The One I Love (2014) " It's never easy to capture simultaneously the spark that brings a couple together and the resentments that drive them apart, but these actors nail all that - and even more. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 14, 2014
86% The Trip To Italy (2014) " Even if getting older can be a drag, at least the meals get much, much better. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 14, 2014
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